Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Stream “Canyon Moon”

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The self-titled album release from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is right around the corner, and earlier today fans received another taste of the record when the song “Canyon Moon” found its way online.

At this point it seems hard to believe anyone reading this is unfamiliar with the sound and style presented by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. It’s not a great departure from McMahon‘s earlier work, but their is a sense of grown up perspective running throughout the songs released so far that adds a nice twist of maturity to the whole affair. Andrew is not the boy he was in Something Corporate, nor is he the man that gave us Jack’s Mannequin, but those experiences have most certainly influenced the material he is sharing with fans today. “Canyon Moon” is the kind of song made for driving down long stretches of highway in the dead of night, which is fitting because the video released to accompany the song features that very act. Check it out:

Writing about the track, McMahon tells fans:

This song was written towards the end of my time in Topanga Canyon. I wanted to have something on the album with a real California flavor that spoke to the throwback qualities of living in the canyon. I remember going into the session with Kevin and Sam with California Dreamin as a reference track. Canyon moon is a story about a girl who loses herself in this idyllic, west coast fantasy world and has to get out. The theme of escape is one I’ve always enjoyed writing about and there is something haunting about this track and it’s lack of resolution that I find really charming.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will release his self-titled album on October 14 through Vanguard Records. Click here for pre-order options.

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